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INTER MIRIFICA

Decree on the Means of Social Communication of the Second Vatican Council. After defining the media as those "which of their nature can reach and influence not merely single individuals but the very masses and even the whole of human society," the Council spelled out how these are to be used. Most important, it declared that "the content of what is communicated must be true and -- within the limits set by justice and charity -- complete" (December 4, 1963).

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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